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Croatia

Croatia is an excellent choice for booking a yacht charter. Due to its geographical and climate position, calm crystal blue sea, a coast with many beautiful islands close to each other, it is an absolute Mediterranean paradise oasis.  

It is ideal for all sun-seekers looking to spend their summer vacation on a luxury yacht, with various watersports, safe swimming, exciting diving, and all that with an extraordinary gastronomic experience. The coast is also filled with various nature parks to visit.

Croatia is a safe and friendly destination for everybody: singles, families, children, young people, and seniors.

Book a private luxury yacht charter in Croatia

Booking a private yacht charter in Croatia for 7 days is the best way to see the most popular Croatian destinations like Dubrovnik and Split, visit famous islands like Hvar, Brač, Vis, Korcula, or Mljet. Also, you get the chance to wake up every morning in a new heavenly beautiful place.

Explore our Croatian yacht charter routes 

North Adriatic: 7 days north Adriatic charter route 

South Adriatic: 7 days south Adriatic charter route

 

See available yachts for charter in Croatia here.

Geography:

56,542 square kilometers, with an additional 31,067 square kilometers of territorial waters.
Length of coast: 5,835 km - including 4,058 km of island, islet and reef coastline. 
Number of islands, islets and reefs: 1,185 - 67 islands are inhabited. The largest islands are Krk, Cres, Brač and Hvar.
8 national parks, 5 in the coastal region.

Climate:

Two climate zones can be distinguished in Croatia; temperate continental climate in the interior and pleasant Mediterranean climate along the Adriatic coast.

The average inland temperature:

August 19 - 23°C
January 0 - 2°C

The average seaside temperature:

August 21 - 27 °C
January 6 - 11°C

Demographics and culture: 

Population: 4.290.000. The majority of the population are Croats. Ethnic minorities include Serbs, Hungarians, Czechs, Italians and others. 
Capital city: Zagreb (792.875) 
Official language and alphabet: Croatian language and Latin alphabet.

Currency: 

Official currency is called Kuna (HRK). 1 kuna = 100 lipa. Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks, currency exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, marinas.

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Various cultural influences

The territory of Croatia has stood for centuries on the border of Western and Eastern cultural influences: Western and Eastern Roman Empire, Frankish and Byzantine Empires, Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, Christianity and Islam.

This union of cultures and resultant synthesis are reflected in a number of distinctive monuments of art which will meet the expectations of the most demanding art experts. There is no country anywhere in the world whose cultural heritage and artistic contribution can be regarded as being equally valuable throughout all the periods of its history.

UNESCO protected sites

Three Croatian urban areas and two historical architectural complex have been pronounced World Cultural Heritage Sites by UNESCO: the Antique Diocletian Palace in Split, the Basilica of St. Euphrasius in Poreč, the Šibenik Cathedral and the towns of Dubrovnik, Trogir, Stari Grad and Plitvice Lakes.

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Mix of Mediterranean cuisine and continental European 

Just like its art, Croatia's cuisine was affected by the same influences over the same period. The mainland cuisine is more characterized by the earlier Proto-Slavic and the more recent contacts with the Hungarian, Viennese and Turkish gastronomic orders. The coastal region bears the influences of the Greek, Roman and Illyrian, as well as of the later Mediterranean cuisine - Italian and French.

Dalmatian seafood

In Croatia, there are more than fifty different indigenous dishes and as many autochthonous kinds of cheese and dessert. In the coastal area, popular dishes include Dalmatian-style fish stew, seafood soup and seafood salad.

Excellent wines

Croatia offers a variety of excellent wines. The popular red wines of Mediterranean Croatia are teran, merlot, cabernet, opolo, plavac, dingac and postup. Popular white wines are malvazija, posip, pinot, kujundzusa and muscat.

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The Adriatic Sea, named after an ancient port, is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and the Balkan Peninsula. The name has existed since the Antique; in Latin it was Mare Hadriaticum. In modern languages, it's Mare Adriatico in Italian and Jadransko more in Croatian.

Area and depth

It is between 58 and 140 mi (93-225 km) wide, with a maximum depth of approximately 4-100 ft (1,250 m). The northern part of the sea is very shallow, and between the southern promontories of Istria and Rimini the depth rarely exceeds 25 fathoms (46 m). Between Šibenik and Ortona a well-marked depression occurs, a considerable area of which exceeds 100 fathoms (180 m) in depth. 

The deepest part of the sea lies east of Monte Gargano, south of Dubrovnik, and west of Durrës where a large basin gives depths of 500 fathoms (900 m) or more, and a small area in the south of this basin falls below 800 (1,460 m). The mean depth of the sea is estimated at 133 fathoms (240 m).

Water temperature

The Adriatic Sea has a very marked annual change in surface temperature. The average annual temperature is 11°C. During the winter, the sea is the coldest and the surface temperature is about 7°C. In the summer the surface of the sea reaches a very high temperature, of up to 22 to 25°C, and in the southern Adriatic and Istria up to 27°C.

Climate

The climate in the Adriatic is typically a Mediterranean one, with mild rainy winters, and hot and dry summers. Summer temperatures rise up to 34°C in July in the northern part, and up to as much as 38°C in the southern part (Dubrovnik).

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